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Karnataka’s BJP authorities tabled and handed a Invoice within the state Meeting Wednesday, banning cow slaughter. The Opposition Congress and JDS staged a walkout, protesting the way wherein the Invoice was handed with out a debate within the Home.
The Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Invoice, 2020, which envisages a ban on all types of cattle slaughter and stringent punishment for offenders, is a revised model of a Invoice that was handed in 2010 when the BJP was in energy.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) December 9, 2020
The 2010 Invoice was shelved in 2013 by the Congress authorities after it didn’t obtain the Governor’s assent. The Congress had reverted to the much less stringent Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation of Animals Act, 1964, which permits cow slaughter with sure restrictions.
Whereas the 1964 regulation banned the killing of “any cow or calf of she-buffalo”, it allowed the slaughter of bullock, buffalo-male or feminine if it was licensed by a reliable authority to be above the age of 12 years or incapacitated for breeding or deemed sick.
Below the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Invoice, 2020, cattle has been designated as “cow, calf of a cow and bull, bullock and she or he buffalo” and their slaughter is banned. The one exemptions below the 2020 Invoice are buffaloes above the age of 13 years and licensed by a reliable authority, cattle utilized in medical analysis, cattle licensed for slaughter by a veterinarian to stop unfold of a illness, and really sick cattle.
Just like the 1964 and 2010 legal guidelines, the brand new regulation handed within the state meeting additionally designates the slaughter of cattle as a cognizable offence — the place arrests will be carried out with out courtroom warrants. The punishment, nonetheless, has been elevated to 3 to seven years of jail or fines starting from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh or each.
Within the 2010 Invoice which didn’t come into pressure, the prescribed punishment ranged from one to seven years of jail or fines from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Within the 1964 regulation, the punishment is six months of imprisonment and a advantageous as much as Rs 1000.
The brand new Invoice additionally prescribes new punishments for transport of cattle, sale of meat and buy or disposal of cattle for slaughter — a jail time period of three to 5 years and a advantageous of Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh.
After tabling the Invoice, Prabhu Chavan, minister for animal husbandry and fisheries, mentioned: “The Invoice gives stringent punishment for violations and likewise gives energy for search and seizure of any premises which incorporates vessel or automobile.”
“It’s thought of essential to repeal the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964 to ban the slaughter of cattle and for the preservation and enchancment of the breeds of cattle and to endeavour to arrange agriculture and animal husbandry by way of Article 48 of the Structure of India by enacting a complete laws,’’ he mentioned.
In saffron shawls, all BJP members of the meeting attended the post-lunch session the place the Invoice was tabled.
The Opposition Congress and JDS claimed that the Invoice was dropped at the Home out of the blue.
Chief of Opposition and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who staged a walkout after the Invoice was handed, mentioned: “By no means within the historical past of the Karnataka legislature has a Invoice been bulldozed via the Home on this method. This Invoice was not talked about within the Enterprise Advisory Council assembly. We mentioned we want to debate the Invoice, give us time however the Speaker has not allowed it. We are going to boycott the Home at present and tomorrow additionally if that is the way in which it’s going to be run.”
“With the gram panchayat polls arising, they need to use this situation electorally and that’s the reason they’ve handed the Invoice in nice hurry with out permitting a debate,’’ Siddaramaiah mentioned.
JDS chief H D Kumaraswamy mentioned: “Yesterday on the Enterprise Advisory Council assembly, it was mentioned that solely pressing issues will probably be taken up and now a unilateral resolution has been taken to desk the Invoice.’’
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa mentioned it was essential to get the Invoice handed within the meeting Wednesday itself because it must be cleared by the legislative council by Thursday night when the legislative session is because of finish.
Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri mentioned the Enterprise Advisory Council assembly of the meeting Tuesday, which determined to curtail the legislature session, was knowledgeable that legal guidelines present within the type of ordinances and particular Payments will probably be taken up for clearance although no particular point out of the Payments had been made. “This was introduced within the Home as properly,’’ he mentioned.
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